“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Maureen Teresa McCarthy
She begins to understand deep and lasting connection, her ties with Mammy, Melanie, and Tara, that she has always ignored. She is still growing, still changing, even though she is a grown woman. She is not caught, even if the web is one she made herself.
by Marlene Adelstein
Looking back, there were fleeting moments of ecstatic writing pleasure . . . That feeling of gratification is just enough to make me want to do the whole damn thing again, with a new story and new characters, no matter how long it will take.
by Roy J. Adams
I asked the prof if he thought I had any chance of becoming a successful writer. He hesitated and said, “It takes commitment and tremendous discipline. To become an excellent writer requires a long apprenticeship and there is no assurance of success” … I decided that the risk was too great and looked for alternatives that offered a surer payoff.
by Pamela Holmes
I would develop a psychological picture of a woman who could be this brave and determined. I would create a portrait of a marriage that would sustain and support her obsession. I would answer the question for myself.
by Peter Krass
One of my writing students, well into her 80s, was surprised that her stories, set in the bohemian Greenwich Village of the 1950s, held our workshop fascinated. “You’d really want to read more of this?” she asked skeptically. We did.
by Jenn Stroud Rossmann
Even Proust didn’t sequester himself in his cork-lined room to write until he had, well, lost time to the parties and travels he turned into fiction.